After a hiatus from a fixture in our early schedule, the team headed back to Terra Vista to tackle some invasive plant species.
Unlike past days, our focus was on removing Chinese Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
Some other species that were removed were autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) and bush honeysuckle (Lonciera maackii, L. morrowii, L. tatarica).
Again the priority was removing Tree of Heaven from the site.
Several large trees were felled with the working chainsaw (sadly we had to send them into the shop to be looked at again after the work day).
While scouting the site for other possible Tree of Heaven groves the team stumbled upon several interesting finds.
1)old plow, carriage, and foundations to a building
2) the largest willow we've seen in the Park (the picture does it some justice but it has to be seen with your own eyes!)
3) A very large mushroom, the largest we've seen at the Park too
Overall it was a great work day with the weather now entering the Autumn stages.
Have a great weekend everyone!
SCA Native Plant Team at CVNP